Prof. Jonathan Van Blerkom

Low‐cost IVF method wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award

Nov. 14, 2014

Jonathan Van Blerkom Research Professor A novel, low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) developed at the University of Colorado Boulder and successfully used in human clinical trials in Belgium has been awarded a %ldquo;Best of What’s New Award” from Popular Science magazine in 2014 in the health category. The IVF...

Prof. Joaquin Espinosa

Does Study of Down Syndrome Hold a Possible Cancer Cure?

Oct. 15, 2014

Joaquin Espinosa Associate Professor HHMI Early Career Scientist What images and thoughts come to your mind when you think of Down syndrome? Do you think of cognitive disabilities, short stature and contagious smiles? There is something that you are probably not thinking about: Our friends and relatives with Down syndrome...

Prof. Michael Stowell

Michael Stowell receives patent for new peptide manufacturing process.

Oct. 6, 2014

Michael Stowell Associate Professor The CU Technology Transfer Office is pleased to announce that a CU research team led by Associate Professor Michael Stowell (MCDB; Mechanical Engineering (affiliate); Center for Neuroscience) has been awarded a patent for a new peptide manufacturing process. Now being developed by CU startup company AmideBio...

Prof. Bill Wood

Bill Wood to receive Stanford Lifetime Achievement Award

Sept. 26, 2014

The Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association has announced that William B. Wood, Distinguished Professor of MCD Biology, Emeritus, will receive this year’s prestigious Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences. Professor Wood received his PhD from Stanford in 1964. He chaired the CU Boulder MCD...

Professor Andrew Staehelin pens Guest Opinion in Daily Camera

Sept. 25, 2014

GMO labels a $500 food tax The Right to Know Colorado GMO proposition 105 mandates the labeling of GMO food products. Since consumers like to know what they eat, the idea of GMO labeling is appealing. However, the proposal is ill-conceived and poorly written. It creates more confusion than enlightenment,...

MCDB Relay Team

MCDB Researchers Raise Money for Research

July 28, 2014

Lab scientists understand more than anybody how expensive it is to conduct biomedical research. Lab scientists understand more than anybody how expensive it is to conduct biomedical research. They also know that the money they spend in the lab comes from hard-working taxpayers and generous donors. Last weekend, MCDB students,...

BioFrontiers Institute launches inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

June 24, 2014

Crnic Institute‐affiliated program names Mary Allen and Alfonso Garrido‐Lecca The BioFrontiers Institute at CU has launched its inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in affiliation with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The program will fund three post‐doctoral researchers, Sie Fellows, who will focus...

BSI Poster Session

CU-Boulder receives $1.5 million award for undergraduate science education.

May 30, 2014

Biological Sciences Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the Biological Sciences Initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder $1.5 million over five years to continue to transform science education by encouraging more real-world research experiences for undergraduates, ranging from cancer studies to screenings for new antibiotics. The new...

Dr. Mary Allen

New CU study illuminates how cancer-killing gene may actually work.

May 27, 2014

Mary Allen Postdoctoral Fellow Scientists from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the University of Colorado Boulder used a new technology to tease out how the p53 gene‐which is responsible for recognizing damaged DNA in cells and then marking them for death‐is actually able to suppress tumors by determining...

Brooke Wittleder

MCD Biology Alum Offered Fulbright Award

May 1, 2014

Brooke Wittleder, a 2013 graduate of CU-Boulder, with degrees in MCD Biology and Spanish, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. “The work of our students and their contributions to the global community are inspiring,” said Chancellor Philip...